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Parmesan sandwich by Andrés Lara

August 1, 2018
Parmesan sandwich by Andrés Lara
Andrés Lara
Parmesan sandwich: zephyr passion fruit ice cream, black pepper mango sorbet, passion fruit gelée, parmesan sablé, meringue.
Recipe published in
So Good #20

Andrés LaraIce cream is a complex and beautiful world, thinks Andrés Lara. There are always aspects of the product that are waiting for its evolution, for its change. And there are always possibilities to continue learning from a trade and a product that has hardly been thoroughly worked on.

With these premises, the Cacao barry Canada creative Chef, now also a teacher at the Chocolate Academy of Canada, has created a line of individual “cakes” that can be both served in the dining room of an ice cream parlor and thought of as a product to take home. They can also be part of a dessert. It is a creative exercise with ice cream as the protagonist and the individual format as context. Because there is nothing more stimulating than starting from an underrated product in pastry, showing its potential without leaving behind imagination, complex tastes, fun textures, and offering alternatives to the silicone molds when it comes to presentation.

Paths that are also possible in a product as popular as ice cream.


‘The idea is to take the concept of an ice cream sandwich but giving it an elegant shape as an individual ice cream cake. The flavors are the pure expression of all the sensations that are important to me. A game of savory, spicy, sweet, acidic and -the surprising touch- cheese!’


Parmesan sandwich

Parmesan sandwich


zephyr passion fruit ice cream

  • 655 g water
  • 60 g 0% milk powder
  • 80 g sucrose
  • 60 g invert sugar
  • 80 g glucose powder DE 38
  • 45 g maltodextrin DE 12
  • 340 g passion fruit purée
  • 4 g Maldon salt
  • 215 g Zephyr white couverture, 34% cocoa
  • 6 g ice cream stabilizer

Heat the water to 50ºC. Add the dry solids and heat to 85ºC. Homogenize with the Zephyr couverture. Allow to chill then homogenize with the purée. Allow to mature in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Churn.

black pepper mango sorbet

  • 430 g water
  • 126 g sucrose
  • 130 g maltodextrin DE12
  • 70 g dextrose
  • 1000 g mango purée
  • 50 g lemon juice
  • 5 g Maldon salt
  • 2 g ground black pepper
  • 6 g sorbet stabilizer

Warm the water and ground pepper to 50ºC. Add the dry solids. Heat to 85ºC and allow to cool. Mix in the mango purée and lemon juice, homogenize. Allow to mature in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Churn.

passion fruit gelée

  • 250 g passion fruit purée
  • 18 g dextrose
  • 63 g water
  • 8 g agar agar
  • 21 g gelatin mass, 200 bloom
  • 2.5 g Maldon salt

Heat the purée, water and agar agar to a boil. Add the gelatin mass and dissolve. Cast in a silicone disk to 1 mm thickness. Freeze.

parmesan sablé

  • 160 g butter
  • 40 g sucrose
  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1.5 g Maldon salt
  • 100 g T-55 flour
  • 100 g almond flour

Combine all the ingredients with the cold butter in a food processor. Store in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Roll to a thickness of 2 mm and bake at 160ºC.


  • 100 g pasteurized egg whites
  • 200 g sucrose
  • 80 g water
  • 20 g glucose syrup DE40

Cook the sugar syrup to 121ºC. Pour over the egg whites and whip.


In a 5-cm diameter silicon round mold, prepare one sablé in the mold.
Pipe the passion fruit ice cream on top of sable and insert the passion fruit gel.
Pipe another layer of ice cream to cover the gel.
Top with another sablé and shock freeze.
Make the meringue and pipe around the sandwich. Burn with a blowtorch.
Pipe the mango sorbet on the surface.
Finish with grated parmesan cheese and black pepper.

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